Area Events, Mystery Dinners

The Nichols' dedication to the Mansion shines through in all corners of the home. From the individualized room decorations to the peaceful front and side yards to the delicious breakfast, snacks offered throughout the day, a stay at the Riverview Mansion is a truly memorable and fun experience. The Nichols also give back to the community with reciprocating 10% discounts to/from local businesses.

Click! Eat! Stay! Play! A picture with Superman is cool enough, but Metropolis and its environs have lots more to offer the casual, the curious, and the serious adventurer.

If you are interested in attending one or more of the Special Events and area venues, come stay with us. Let us handle the key details and make your stay stress free. Note: Some of the Area Events require minimum stays of 2 or more nights. Some cancellation fees may apply.


Oct 21-22, 2018 >>> Fort Massac Fall Encampment, Fort Massac State Park, Metropolis, Illinois

Oct 23, 2018 >>> Market Street shindig and car show, Sissy's Sweet Shoppe, Metropolis, Illinois

Nov 2-4, 2018 >>> Fall Superheroes Gathering, Metropolis, Illinois

Nov 11, 2018 >>> Christmas Open House, Market Street businesses, Metropolis, Illinois

Dec 1-2, 2018 >>> Metropolis Does Christmas, Parade and Tour of Homes, Metropolis, Illinois 

Apr 24-27, 2019 >>>  Spring AQS Quilt Week, Paducah, Kentucky

Jun 6-9, 2019 >>> 41st annual Superman Celebration, Metropolis, Illinois

Jul 12-26, 2019 >>>  International 3D & Superman Classic archery tournaments, Mermet Lake, Metropolis, Illinois

Aug 1-4, 2019 >>> Delta ASA ProAm archery tournament, Mermet Lake State Park, Metropolis, Illinois

April 7-8, 2024 >>> Total Solar eclipse (4 rooms left)



Golfing - there are 12 courses in the area, two of which are year round venues. Our high school Lady Patriots won State!!

Wineries and Breweries - there are 25 sites in Southern Illinois and more in Western Kentucky, most within 75 miles of us.

Outdoor Adventures - in addition to the Kenlakes region, there are 10 state parks with hiking-biking-boating-etc.

Cultural venues>>>

CARSON CENTER EVENTS - Nov 8, White Christmas; .Nov 30, Sawyer Brown Christmas

Paducah Symphony Orchestra performances - Sep 15, opening night - Brahms; Oct 13, Beethoven & Tchaikovsky,

Racing venues>>>

Players' Bluegrass Downs [harness and quarter horse races, simulcast events, too] Paducah, KY

Paducah Int'l Raceway [Friday night Dirt Car racing] Paducah, KY

KY Lake Motor Speedway [dirt, drag, funny car, demolition events] Calvert City, KY [We are 40 min away]

Stage Your Itinerary Along the Ohio River With Us!

Are you planning a wedding or event? Need a venue? Our packages start at $100 an hour for 25 people or less. Call us for custom occasions, receptions, parties, memorial services, etc.
Murder Mystery Dinners

Riverview Mansion now features Murder Mystery Dinners!  The goal is to host a mystery dinner during the 3rd weekend of each month for six or more guests. You may request special dinners for you and your party based on available dates. Rates will be $35 for an individual, $60 for a couple, or a room & event charge of $175 when you book one of our amazing suites for the night of the mystery. Gourmet dinner, mystery role playing, jacuzzi tubs, great beds, 3-course, plated breakfast, usable antiques, fun company and prizes, you can't do much better than that. Check the schedule below the detective for upcoming titles and make your reservations now! 

Date                                         Dinner Title                                              RSVP By

Sat  Oct 20th,                                        Mummy Curse                                                               Oct 14th

Sat Nov 10th,                                         Mad Hatter Tea Party                                                  Nov 3rd

Sat Dec 8th,                                           Pasta Passion Pistols                                                Dec 1st

Fri    Dec 14th,                                       Pasta Passion Pistols                                                Dec 8th

Fri    Dec 28th,                                       Icicle Twist                                                                    Dec 21st

Sat Dec 29th,                                         Icicle Twist                                                                   Dec 22nd

If you have a group of 6 or more, you may request special dinners for you and your party based on available dates. Other titles are available.


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